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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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88
very good

923 Ratings
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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 101 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Summer seasonal, Trade Winds Tripel is a Belgian-style Golden Ale with a Southeast Asian twist. Instead of using candi sugar (typical for such a beer), we use rice in the mash to lighten the body and increase the gravity, and spice with Thai Basil. The result is an aromatic, digestible and complex beer made for a lazy summer evening.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-25-2008)
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Pours a cloudy gold color with an off-white head. Head falls to a very small one. Thinnest of lace.

Smells like a typical Belgian Triple. Aroma of Belgian yeast with mild basil notes. Should be good.

Nice Belgian triple taste. Yeast as you'd expect with a mild alcohol taste. As it warms the basil comes through, interesting.

Medium to full bodied in the mouth with a big bite. Bit of a boozy mouthfeel.

I like it. Basil is subtle but adds something. Good beer.

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750ml into tulip.

A - Clear golden yellow with fast streams of bubbles and a huge foamy white head.

S - Sweet bread, banana, Belgian yeast, basil, a hint of clove and pepper. Mmm.

T - Bready malts initially, with basil and other herbal spices coming into the forefront. Light fruit, Belgian yeast, and grassy notes are evident. Finish is spicy with a slight earthy hop bitterness.

M - Very smooth and slick, light and refreshing. High carbonation with a dry finish.

O - An interesting and enjoyable rendition of a Belgian tripel. The thai basil and rice really compliment the Belgian yeast and fruit elements. This beer would pair beautifully with salmon and other meat/seafood.

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Tastes like a great Tripel with some thai Basal in it.

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.